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Hounslow Council consulting on additional licensing scheme for HMOs

Hounslow Council is proposing to introduce another additional licensing scheme for privately rented Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) to effectively regulate these properties and to help tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) associated with HMOs.

The borough-wide scheme will include smaller HMOs and HMOs converted into self-contained units without the appropriate building regulations and fire safety requirements.

We believe that this will provide a consistent approach and help us continue to improve housing standards in the private rented market to protect tenants and tackle rogue landlords.

Have your say

We have launched a public consultation on the proposed additional licensing scheme and welcome your views.

Please do read all the background information before responding with your comments. You can download the consultation documents that outline our preferred proposals and complete the survey online:

Have your say - Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation

Email - housing.enforcement@hounslow.gov for a paper copy.

The closing date for the consultation: Friday 27 December 2019.

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